As our four year blogversary approaches, I thought it might be interesting to sit and think about the reason(s) why we still churn out a weekly blog and maybe think about, is anyone reading this mini blog anyways? Sometimes, it’s good to do some housecleaning and there’s simply no time like the present to do so. So! This week on the blog, we flip the script and assess the reasons we still blog on My Sister’s Keeper! If you’re here, thank you and have a read!
Dream BIG, stay focused and make it happen.
Trust me, I feel it, you don’t have to tell me. That automatic level of judgement people seem to have towards influencers/bloggers. The assumption that they are all conceited and self-centred and in some ways disingenuous. But, in many ways our why hasn’t really changed much. I can safely speak for myself, the love and passion I have for writing hasn’t changed- it’s pushed me to look inwardly and be more open and honest. Seeking topics that are relatable, pertinent to me but also honest and showing vulnerability. That has been my goal and will remain my goal. We began this blog as a form of therapy, and it has become just that and so much more. I have connected with people I would have never have, if it had not been for this blog. I did collabs with brands which aligned with our values and though it’s not major or it’s nothing to the levels of bigger blogs, it’s still something and we are proud of the progress we have made!
As I’m sure all of you can relate to having super instructional days…to not feeling a spark at all. I find that it is in those moments when the deepest and purest of blog posts or poems are created. Something just gives you that extra spark and suddenly you feel rejuvenated. It’s also been a lovely way to track our feelings and see how far we’ve come- it has definitely enriched us.
Your life is as good as your mindset.
In some ways, blogging has given me a confidence I never thought to tap into, or a confidence I didn’t think I possessed. It has connected me to people with similar niches and in some ways, I have been able to model some ideas and things around them. But even knowing that I’m not “weird” for doing blogging. I enjoy sharing things, I enjoy having and sharing my opinions on things and I enjoy the fun and connection blogging and the blogging community has and offers. I especially do not feel it’s competitive or negative, because we’re all in the same boat and in many ways help to encourage each other and who doesn’t like a squad? Adding to that, blogging has helped encourage me to launch my own small business, which is something I never thought I would ever say! At 35, starting my life all over again, and now at 36 starting a business, being fearful and working about it all, but doing it anyways.